With more than a decade of experience working in ground transportation law, Arjun Vishwanth heads the transportation division of VK Law Group.
Our firm supports and represents our transportation clients in all aspects of transportation law. We provide ground-up support for transportation clients, providing guidance in every aspect of the business - from employment contracts and Owner-Operator agreements to Highway Traffic Act regulatory support, defence, and Ministry of Transportation CVOR management and audit compliance.
We advise clients a wide range of areas, including purchasing, sales, leasing and financing of equipment, border security compliance requirements, large-scale asset purchases of commercial properties and C-TPAT certified yards, land-use and zoning, safety compliance, corporate structure and document maintenance, and Department of Transportation (US) and Ministry of Transport (CAN) regulatory compliance.
A key part of our practice is civil litigation in the area of transportation, including both small claims and Superior Court of Justice matters. For more information on our civil litigation team, please click here.
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Corporate Maintenance and Management
Maintaining an appropriate corporate structure is key to the success of any ground transportation company. Our firm will consult with you to ensure you are compliant with all requirements for corporate governance, including maintenance of corporate minute books, creation and incorporation of new subsidiary companies, and updates to appropriate registries.
Commercial Vehicle Operator Ratings, Safety, & Audits
Let our experienced lawyers help manage your CVOR and assist you in keeping your drivers safe on the road.
Our lawyers have extensive experience in ground transportation safety and regulatory compliance, particularly in the area of Ministry of Transportation safety audits and new E-Log regulations.
Arjun Vishwanth has acted as general counsel and compliance advisor to companies working to develop Electronic Logging Device technology for the transport industry, and is an expert in both Ministry of Transportation and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations, and has appeared before the Licensing Appeal Tribunal on numerous occasions.
We are there for you on a day to day basis to support your safety coordinators, and are available on call to assist in difficult times when accidents occur or drivers incur tickets pursuant to the Highway Traffic Act.
Our firm will liaise with on site safety coordinators or contracted safety providers to ensure that your drivers are safe on the road.
Employment & Labour Support
Running a ground transportation company requires up to the minute legal advice in the area of employment and labour.
Whether you're concerned about tax compliance and appropriate pay rates for Owner-Operators, managing "driver inc" subsidiary companies, Ministry of Labour issues, or workplace safety and compliance, we can assist. See our employment and labour page for more details, here.
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